March 26, 1926 - October 20, 2021
Ruby Jane Alice Schroeder, age 95 of Wadesville, Indiana passed into her heavenly rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at West River Health Campus in Evansville, Indiana. Ruby graduated from Wadesville High School in 1944, then University of Evansville with Bachelor's degrees in Secondary Education, Speech, Drama and Music. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Eden Theological Seminary in 1964, then graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary in 1974 with a Master of Divinity and was ordained as a minister on June 9, 1974 at Zion United Church of Christ, Lippe. Reverend Ruby Schroeder was a Director of Christian Education at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Middletown, Ohio and at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Western Springs, Illinois as Director of Christian Education and Associate Pastor. In 1980 she was the first woman to be appointed as a full-time professor at Eden Theological Seminary and continued her love of teaching until her retirement in 1991. She retired to the home she was born in as she continued to minister, study and work with groups to further Christian Education She was certified as a Specialist in Church Education, an organizer and founding member of the Association of United Church Educators and took on numerous responsibilities and memberships toward her lifelong commitment of Christian Education. She was a lifelong member of Zion United Church of Christ, the Evansville Tri-State Clergy, the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education and the American Association of University Women. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 26 at Zion-Lippe UCC Church located at 9000 Copperline Road, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion-Lippe UCC Church.
Ruby Jane Alice Schroeder, age 95 of Wadesville, Indiana passed into her heavenly rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at West River Health Campus in Evansville, Indiana. Ruby graduated from Wadesville High School in 1944, then University of... View Obituary & Service Information
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